About Racine Unified School District

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Located in southeastern Wisconsin, Racine Unified School District (RUSD) is the fifth largest school district in the state, serving nearly 17,000 students. Our culturally diverse schools prepare our students to thrive in a global community. 

Our Vision

RUSD graduationOur North Star Vision – that all students graduate career and/or college ready – guides our highly qualified educators in providing rigorous and engaging learning experiences for our students.

We offer a wide variety of choices and programs that create opportunities for all of our students to excel, including: 3- and 4-year-old programs, International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, dual language, more than 300 virtual learning courses, award-winning fine arts, after-school programs, nationally recognized Career and Technical Education programs, the Academies of Racine and more.

Our North Star Vision focuses on the whole child. It aligns with the Board of Education’s Results Policies that establish expectations for all graduates to successfully demonstrate academic achievement, workplace skills, global citizenship, and life skills.

Key benchmarks related to academics, social/emotional and career/life skills at grade levels along the way are used to monitor student progress.

Our Mission

Educate every student to succeed.

By the Numbers

61%
of Teachers have Advanced Degrees
57
Languages Spoken
3
Community Schools
7
School-based mental health clinics
2,400+
college-level credits earned in 2018-19
1
state recognized early learning program

News & Updates

Jefferson Lighthouse Elementary School students and staff celebrated their new status as a 2021…
Jefferson Lighthouse Elementary is among nine Wisconsin schools recognized by the U.S. Department…
Racine community members have the opportunity to purchase a piece of Racine history. The Racine…